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hurricane sandy affected communications and what it revealed about telecommunication systems during emergencies. then vice president and others are in attendance at a pentagon announcement of a new navy submarine called the uss delaware. and later the senate returns at 2 p.m. eastern from its thanksgiving recess with a possible vote on the sportsmen's bill. that would allow for more recreational hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in national parks. >> host: well, one of the major effects of hurricane sandy was on telecommunications, and that's our topic this week on "the communicators." christopher guttman-mccabe is the vice president of ctia, the wireless association. they represent all the wireless companies. mr. guttman-mccabe, overall what was the effect of sandy on your member organizations, the verizons, the at&ts, sprints, etc. >> guest: sure, peter, and thanks for having me back. if you don't mind, i wouldn't mind taking a half step back and providing perspective on this storm and ultimately the impact that it had. if you listen to mayor bloomberg who said that th
superstorm sandy. to alison kosik live for us in new york at the stock exchange. what are you learning? >> what are we learning? gosh, what we learned that sandy did quite a number on new york city, and now the damage estimates are tallied up and new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is asking the federal government for $9.8 billion, with a b, $9.8 billion to help in the recovery. follow me here. that's after starting with the city's total public and private losses which were estimated at $19 billion, and then you break that out, so about $4 billion was covered by private insurers, about $5 billion expected to come from fema and then come up with the $9.8 billion figure which is just part of the $30 billion aid package that new york governor andrew cuomo has requested. what mayor bloomberg has done, brooke, he sent a letter to the members of the new york state congressional delegation asking for this money, saying, new york city will struggle to recover in the long-term unless this money -- this federal funding is given. >> was he being specific as far as where in the city the money
. andrew cuomo helping super storm sandy and others. $20 million federal grant to hire unemployed people to help with cleanup efforts following the storm. they are expected to put 5,000 new yorkers to work. they are partnering with fema to put out of state fema workers with new yorkers. now back to count down to doomsday. >> december 21st, 2012, is the winter solstice or what some people call doomsday. 6 months before that day was a summer solstice. thousands of yoga lovers were celebrating at the crossroads of the world in new york city's times square. these people's state of mind was a as ffar stretch from doomsday. here's a look at why predictions of destruction are simply missed. >> oo there is nothing in the myian calendar to suggest gigantic floods are going to destroy our world. >> there are no prophecies that say the world is going to end. >> i think what we are dealing with to some extent is the denial of our own deaths. it is the focus to the maya count down to doomsday. worn, damaged incomplete it has the end date to the calendar suggested that something will happen. there is
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